Nov 27. Millions of Americans are heading home Sunday after the four-day Thanksgiving weekend on what may prove to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. Unfortunately, travelers may find their return trips delayed or made difficult by severe weather systems impacting several U.S. regions.
Post-Thanksgiving travelers need to pay special attention to the meteorological conditions in their departure and destination cities. Plenty of people’s Sunday travel plans have already been interrupted. As of 3:00 p.m. ET, a total of 2,564 flights into, or out of or within the United States have been delayed and 65 departures canceled today, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
On Friday, forecasters said that the heavy showers and even snowstorms in some places, along with gusty winds that could intensify into tornados in certain areas, were likely to disrupt travel for millions taking to roadways and runways across the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Southeast and, particularly, the Northeast.
This morning, a large storm system causing widespread heavy rains and thunderstorms was moving northeastward from the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys toward the Great Lakes, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, USA Today reported. The oncoming extreme weather warnings prompted New York City’s three major airports to begin urging passengers to arrive early for their flights Sunday, as congestion and other headaches increased. New York’s JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International Airport posted messages on social media encouraging passengers to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra time to drive to the airport, secure parking, check-in and pass through security screening.
Source: Travel Pulse